Mangaka Musings 4/24/2022

Thoughts from the mangaka about their manga, lives, and other random things.

By VIZ Media April 24, 2022

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


Drawing a ton of Fujiko A. Fujio Sensei’s characters is what made me strive to become a mangaka. Rest in peace from the bottom of my heart.

Haruichi Furudate

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They’re gonna do a crazy event like this again? I’m so grateful! Let’s all watch live volleyball!

Hideo Shinkai


I like video game playthroughs, but I don’t want to watch if it’s a game I want to play. Tough decision.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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It was really fun to think up the character interactions! Thank you to everyone who voted!

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Lately I keep wanting to watch shark movies. Looking forward to the sequel of The Meg.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I’ve been struggling with my ears discharging fluid, and now I’m hit with allergies. My entire head is a total mess.

Takamasa Moue


I have a dream of one day constructing dioramas, so I recently purchased a beginner’s guide.

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I’ve been listening to Suberanai Hanashi. I love Koyabu-san’s Aubergine story.

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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My assistant Kasaya-kun will have a one-shot in the next Jump GIGA. Check it out! And see everyone again soon!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


I like the Nike ACG sneakers. I like cool and useful stuff.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


Even if I look at a still Tatsuya Fujiwara, I’m overcome by the feeling that he’s walking right toward me.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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I bought all the volumes of Fuuta-kun, a series etched in my parents’ childhood memories. Fujiko A. Fujio’s art and worldview is timeless.

Mapollo 3


I love when the AC makes the room really cold, so I’m really looking forward to summer!

Kenta Shinohara


I’m where I am today thanks to reading Mangamichi. Fujiko A. Fujio, may you rest in peace.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


It seems that the large building in front of my house is going to be taken down. I’m concerned about all the noise that could last awhile.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


That was some great boxing! The interviews were exciting too. Glad I watched it.

High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku
Ryo Nakama


This year’s Puyo-Puyo Saikyo League is starting, so I’m getting hyped. I want to get better too.

Doron Dororon
Gen Oosuka


I lost my key on the way home from shopping. I spent an hour scouring the store and streets only for the key to turn up in my shopping bag. Why?

Yuji Kaku


I delete all my comment ideas, think over things for another hour, and then write the exact same thing.

Protect Me, Shugomaru!
Daiki Ihara


Line I Want Said to Me #10: “Did you just…do that unconsciously?”